Category Archives: sea birds

Ok folks, the reason I called this meeting . . .

  Ooops – Johnny was late . . . We’ve seen few shore birds from August until now – in fact, on most weekly walks we see only one or two. last week we did see – quite unusual in … Continue reading

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Mystery mammal, Ruddy Turnstone, Surf Scoter and more

It was a nice June morning on Gooseberry. Surprising in that it had been foggy up at the Westport Middle School where we flew RC airplanes, yet as we went south towards the ocean it got clearer and it was … Continue reading

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A military tone to a peaceful walk, but what the heck ;-)

Military, because one of my favorite pictures from this walk was a guy showing off his new pair of epaulettes – I really felt I should snap to attention and salute! Instead I just snapped a picture and like all … Continue reading

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. . . and the Least will be first! (I think!)

That’s “Least Sandpiper.” Or more descriptively, a “Peep.” Mind you, I don’t know what he’s doing here. None of my books says he likes rocky coast and surf – in fact, quite the opposite, this is the sandpiper most likely … Continue reading

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Blizzard and the return of the Horned Grebes

The weekend brought a legitimate (by technical definition) blizzard to the region – more than a foot of snow, very high winds, and temperatures in the teens and twenties –  so I was eager to get out to Gooseberry to … Continue reading

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And today’s mystery ducks are . . .?

Well, they’re really yesterday’s mystery ducks, but it just seems that the more time I have the less I get done  – so I’m a day or two late in posting this  – but I really did have trouble figuring … Continue reading

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A Red-throated Loon – call her Kate!

I was stunned today to find a Red-throated Loon in close to shore as I walked the Northeast Beach. This is a rare bird for me, at least until this fall, and I find her(?) very elegant and graceful. So … Continue reading

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